How long should you wait for your colour boost?

6th Jul, 2017

This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions I get, as most people assume this should be done 12 months after their treatment.

This is not necessarily the case, as the length of time needed varies enormously between every client.

The skin is an unbalanced platform and the timing of your colour boost will depend on the length of time your skin retains the pigment.

Your skin type, whether it be oily, dry, combination, will affect the healing process post treatment. In turn your skin type will affect how soon you need your colour boost.

In addition, the timing of your colour boost will be affected by other factors including exposure to sun (yes including sun beds), use of anti-ageing products, smoking, alcohol, makeup and chlorine etc. These factors have a huge impact on the longevity of your permanent makeup.

Permanent makeup is designed to soften over time, particularly with darker brows, and the need for a colour boost will depend on the above factors as well as your personal preference.

We naturally take a photocopy of our brows as soon as they are done. After time your brows will soften, and most of us will continue to refer back to that original photocopy that is now imprinted in our minds. We then assume our brows are no longer perfect. When in fact they probably are.

I will ensure the time is right for you to have your colour boost and the reason for that is I do not want to saturate your skin with too much pigment.

After your re-evaulation I will always be at the end of the phone, email, social media etc. I will contact you after 12 months to see how you are getting on. At this stage I will ask you to send an image of your brows so that I can see if you require a colour boost, some clients even come back to me and show me in person.

One of the key questions I will ask anyone who is unsure if they need their colour boost is “do you feel the need to pencil in your brows in every day regardless of whether you are wearing makeup?”

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